A Montgomery County man has been charged in the brutal stabbing death of his wife during an early morning dispute.
Thirty-six-year-old Walid Mitwalli of Hatfield Township is charged with first-degree homicide and possession of an instrument of crime.
Investigators say Mitwalli called police shortly after 3 a.m. Friday and said that he had just stabbed his wife to death after she came after him with knife. When police arrived to the couple’s home, located on the 2900 block of Denbeigh Drive, they found 30-year-old Mona Mitwalli laying in a pool of blood on the family room floor. Police say she had been stabbed multiple times in the back, head, and throat with a 14-inch carving knife.
Investigators say troubles between the couple escalated a month before the incident. Police say Walid Mitwalli filed for divorce on April 9 in county court. On April 11, investigators say he used the Montgomery County Mental Health System to have his wife involuntarily committed. Police say a doctor determined that Mona Mitwalli did not need treatment and released her.
On April 12, police say Walid Mitwalli filed for a protection from abuse order against his wife in Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas. A temporary order was issued but after a hearing on April 18 the Presiding Judge denied Mitwalli’s petition and dismissed the order, investigators say.
Police are also searching for a DVR system that is missing from the home. Anyone with information is asked to contact Hatfield Township Police Detectives.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 17 in district court in Souderton.